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Michael: The Changing of the Overlords
This history or scenario is one that has been repeated time and time again. The US goes into a…
Robert Graf: Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?
The US ranks only 22nd on the Transparency International corruption index because of the way they measure it. They…
David Dobereiner: The Situation Room, October 2039
All true. But only if 'business as usual' continues. But if President Bernie Sanders can institute a Green New…
David Dobereiner: Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?
Excellent. Surprised you didn't mention Hong Kong.
Max: Chicago teachers divided over strike settlement
Within a Capitalist System....workers must fight for the right to live...and for Teachers to educate the children. Mr. Blair…
Antonio Carty: “This Is a Military Coup”
I hope our Dail in Ireland will in some way speak to denounce the illegitimate military coup against democracy in…
Michael: Evo Steps Down, New Government Orders Arrest, Mexico Offers Asylum
And "the beat goes on." Once again US hegemony and "la clase liderazgo" (leadership class) in Bolivia…
Martin Elvemo: Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine
I think this article is replete with errors. For a much better account see https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/10/bidens-intervention-in-ukraine-and-ukraines-2016-election-meddling-are-matters-of-fact.html
Michael: Media Conceal Chile’s State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy
The kind of corporate media ignorance and bias is typical. I have lived for many years in Latin America,…
Bill Petrou: Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire
I read most of your articles and I agree 99% with you. After the 2nd world war The US…
owlishdog: Nationalization Is as American as Apple Pie
Of course, apple pie isn't an American invention...:)
Michael: Brazilian Senator Calls for Return to Dictatorship
I am so sorry to follow and watch the turn of events in Brazilian politics. I first became aware…
Kelvin Yearwood: South America, Again, Leads Fight Against Neoliberalism
I have to question the writer's attribution of 'left populist' hope to Zizek. By Zizek's definition, populism is right-wing, in…
Kelvin Yearwood: Prelude to a Socioeconomic Class Analysis of/in Academia (as a Precursor to Classlessness)
I declare myself as sceptical as to the value of, for example, the Simpsons. Recognising MR Burns as rapacious capitalism…
Joel Isaacs: Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: women empowerment
Thank you so much for your work and for this article. To have this participatory society happen in this…
Michael: Who’s Running DHS? Right Now, Nobody
There are so many reasons to impeach Trump, it is almost ludicrous that the focus is nearly solely on his…
mike sheck: How Sanders plans to bring economic democracy to the US
Corporations are not social institutions. What an absurd assertion. As Andrew Carnegie said, "I'm not in the business…
mike sheck: Lebanon uprising unites people across faiths
You failed to mention what they are actually accomplishing.
mike sheck: The Political Economy of Homelessness
I recommend looking into the changes Obama made to foreign investments in REIT's. He opened the floodgates for foreign…
Michael: South America, Again, Leads Fight Against Neoliberalism
I think Mr. Escobar has something in his analysis and I sincerely hope he is right on the mark.…
owlishdog: Labour can win Britain’s first climate election
I'm pessimistic. Brexit will dominate the election which means hard Brexiteers will vote Tory (or Brexit Party, imagine Faragists…
Michael: What Does U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?
We look at past history, especially empires, and we associate accomplishments. Think of Rome, Greece, and so on.…
Michael: Uruguay: We Don’t Need the Police
What a voice! What María Noel Sosa González says is right. I have only been to Uruguay briefly…
Robert Graf: How Much in ‘Inequality Tax’ Are You Paying?
What falls out from this is that in practical terms, the US economy is "small" and unproductive. Those around…
Elizabeth Marxsen: Trident Is the Crime
Curious - what was the jury vote on verdct? How many for how many against?
funakawa: Chileans Revolt After Being Told “Get Up Earlier”
Is this bad way or good way, I wonder if? Where this turmoil will bring residents? To the…
Philip Gan: Socialism or Participatory Society
"The sooner you accept something like this the sooner you will get to the right path" - Waw, so arrogant!…
Anarcissie: Why Are Americans So Confused About the Meaning of “Democratic Socialism”?
I suspect one reason many Americans may be confused about 'democratic socialism' as Sanders uses the term, is that it's…
Michael: Syria, Ecuador And India
Vijay has done it again! Viva Vijay. This article is great. We have…
funakawa: The Global Corruption Rebellion
Hong Kong protest is not lefty. Black-clad&masked Hong Kong protesters beat and kick citizens to pulp, vandalize metro stations/stores.…
Michael: Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally
At best, the US is an unstable and largely undependable ally, as its current president has come to epitomize.…
owlishdog: Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency
I'm not sure that Trump will have that Ceausescu moment. His base seems locked-in whatever he does, indeed even fortified…
Michael: The Real Cover-Up
Bacevich has it right. Trump is, sadly, tragically, all that we think he is. But as Bacevich indicates,…
Antonio Carty: Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury
I do not believe Maduro should be equated with those bad actors. I'm aware his government has made mistakes during…
Michael: Trumping the Future
Oh my god! Frida is absolutely right.
Michael: The Wounds of War in Afghanistan
What a moving commentary by Ms. Kelly. I realized something while reading it. It is this. I…
owlishdog: Our Once and Future World
You have to take the ownership of the land from the handful who own nearly all of the UK -…
Michael: Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela
As always Democracy Now! has hit the nail on the head with this excellent interview with Vijay Prashad. I…
Matt Grind: Why Greta is Good
I find it interesting as to why the Media tolerate her. Her bluntness seems to be the news story,…
Joel Isaacs: Defending yourself from Big Tech’s greed-driven behavioral manipulation
Thanks Justin, I've already sent this to two people.
owlishdog: President Trump, I’m One of the Workers You Lied To
For as long as elections have existed, conservative politicians in an election campaign claim to be doing things for the…
Vincent Emanuele: Small Town Values
Mike, I've received dozens of responses about this article, all of them positive.…
John Marciano: What the Felicity Huffman Scandal Says About U.S.
Amen, amen. Right on the money about the reality of the race-class divide. Thank you.
Michael: The US Has “Disappeared” More Than 42,000 Migrants
"Disappeared" has a frightening connotation for people in many countries, certainly for Latin America where I lived for many years.…
mike sheck: “Trump Specializes In Showmanship Not Statecraft”
The U.S. became the world's largest economy in 1840. This was accomplished with roughly 1/4 of the population of…
mike sheck: Small Town Values
This article is the perfect explanation for why "economics" is not a science. I've been reading your excellent articles…
Anarcissie: Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate
One difference between present-day climate activists and the hippies, slackers, anarchists and hipsters previously mentioned is that the earlier groups…
Michael: Embarrassment of Riches
I have lived for many years in "poorer" countries. I hate to use that word for poorer in money…
owlishdog: An Excellent Study Of The Manufactured Labour “Antisemitism Crisis”
In Britain there exist social clubs of all parties - Conservative, Liberal and Labour - where you can socialise, have…
Elizabeth Marxsen: To Participate or Not To Participate
She's impressive. I would like to see a transition to a different system of government and economics, something like…
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